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Old 12-18-2015, 06:34 AM
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Good morning Ladies!

Just a quick check-in for me. Hope all of you have a great day. TGIF

Hope you're feeling better Anna... having a cold isn't fun. I'm getting over one myself.

Take care...
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:58 AM
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Just a quick check-in for me, too.

Have a great day.

Be back later.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:32 AM
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Morning all! It's going to be a couple stressful days with Christmas preparation and kids, but after This weekend I'm looking forward to things slowing down a bit.
Has anybody heard of post actuate withdrawal? Could that be something I might be experiencing or is the ups and downs just a part of the regular process? I didn't have any "real" physical withdrawal symptoms, but I'm a moody depressed mess this week. �� I'm thinking I might try meditation in the mornings. (Going to need to figure out how that works)
I hope you're feeling better Anna!

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Old 12-18-2015, 09:24 AM
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Hi Keepin and yes, you're talking about Paw's. It likes to surface around the 6 month mark for many of us but can come earlier also or resurface too. Just knowing that this may well be the cause is something that can help you recognize why you are feeling the way you might be and just trying to go with the flow and being gentle on yourself. Whoops, time to get tyo an appt. Have a good day!
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Old 12-18-2015, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Keepnitreal View Post
Morning all! It's going to be a couple stressful days with Christmas preparation and kids, but after This weekend I'm looking forward to things slowing down a bit.
Has anybody heard of post actuate withdrawal? Could that be something I might be experiencing or is the ups and downs just a part of the regular process? I didn't have any "real" physical withdrawal symptoms, but I'm a moody depressed mess this week. �� I'm thinking I might try meditation in the mornings. (Going to need to figure out how that works)
I hope you're feeling better Anna!

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It could certainly be PAWS, Keepn.

Meditation in the morning could really help.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:54 AM
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Keepin, as others have said, just 'knowing' that it's PAWS can be helpful because you know it won't last forever.

I hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend. Tomorrow is Gingerbreak House-making day. The tricky part is keeping some of the candies for decorating the house. And, I'm okay, thanks. I have so, so much to be grateful for, so I refuse to feel sorry for myself.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:11 PM
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We all have much to be grateful for. Love you Anna! Sisters!
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:17 PM
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Yes, so much gratitude . . . .
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:26 PM
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Hmmm... I'll have to read about PAWS... I'm at 7 months now, but there's been several days over the last few months that I just felt moody and down in the dumps too. Comes and goes. I blamed it on hormones! lol
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:59 PM
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Surrender,

While hormones, colds, recovery and everyday ups and downs can cause what you're feeling it could very likely be PAWS.

Here is a link for you, P.A.W.S. | What?Me Sober?

Wouldn't hurt me to read this again.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:45 PM
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Thanks for the link Kris. I'm going to read the symptoms again. It seems too early for me, but this is really strange. I so forgetful and unable to really focus, headache, moody, sad, super bad anxiety....just a hot mess.
I'm glad it's temporary. I can't wait till this passes!
Thanks to all of you!
Tomorrow I'm taking my little guy and his best buddy rock wall climbing and then its annual family cookie day! First time I've done cookies sober! A season of firsts!!
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:10 PM
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Goodnight, ladies.

See you tomorrow.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:41 AM
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Good morning, Sisters! I've taken my mother to visit my brother and his young daughters. Heading back home today. A lovely visit even if my brother is my mother's favorite child .

Surrender and keepnit - I've caved on those blues several times over the years. They are painful. When they pass please share how it went for you.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:57 AM
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Surrender,



7 months is awesome. Keep doing what you're doing.
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You are special Inch, never forget that. I love you.

Keepin, A season of firsts is truly wonderful to experience sober. Have fun!
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:02 AM
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Good morning to everybody!!!! Kris- I read the link and oh my....PAWS makes perfect sense. I feel better knowing that it's temporary and that stress exacerbates it. So at this time of year I guess us newbies really need to be extra diligent.
I tried meditation this morning. It lasted 25 breaths because ...well just because. I think I will try it again later because I feel pretty good this morning after a full nights sleep!!!
Cookie day today and then gift wrapping! Anybody else have anything exciting planned? I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:38 AM
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Just dropping in real quick to wish everyone a happy Saturday! Stay away from the malls - they are crazy right now.
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Just dropping in real quick to wish everyone a happy Saturday! Stay away from the malls - they are crazy right now.
Hi, BadSneakers.

I avoid the malls like the plague this time of year.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:03 AM
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Have a great day, lovely ladies.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:04 AM
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Surrender, congratulations!!!!!

Seven months is great.

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